Reform Party (Iceland)
|Chairperson||Þorgerður Katrín Gunnarsdóttir|
|Founded||24 May 2016|
|Split from||Independence Party|
|Seats in the Althing||
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The Reform Party (Icelandic: Viðreisn) is a liberal political party in Iceland that was founded on 24 May 2016 but had existed as a political network since June 2014. It split from the Independence Party, mainly over discontent with its decision not to hold a referendum on joining the European Union and lack of support for free-trade.
The party supports Icelandic EU membership, and reform of farming subsidies and protective excise taxes on foreign produce. It wants public policy to focus on the general interest of society and reduce influence from special interests. Viðreisn is in favor of a publicly financed welfare state. It supports pegging the króna to another currency, such as the Euro, through a currency board as a plan to lower interest rates. Its healthcare policy aims at reducing the patient's share of healthcare costs.
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|Þorgerður Katrín Gunnarsdóttir||2017–|
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